The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog!
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is one of the younger canine breeds as it was
only recognized by the canine association of the CSSR in 1982. Just like the
name implies, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog looks a lot like a wolf. They are
generally tall, agile and very alert.
Some Quick Facts:
Not for apartments. Need space to run and play.
Less than average.
They love a rigorous hike. Otherwise, a daily 45 minute walk.
Standard Hair Colors:
Ranging from yellowish gray to silver gray.
National breed club:
AKC Czech Wolfdog Page
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Skills
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog came about by crossbreeding German Shepherds and Carpathian Wolves with the purpose of coming up with a breed that exhibited the desirable characteristics of both species. The Cz Wolfdog can function well as an individual or as a pack, a trait which made the dog ideal for military duty. Today, the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is no longer on active duty in the military. Instead, the dog puts his skills to use as a very reliable guard and defense dog.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog Personality
Though the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is lively and playful, he can also be quite temperamental and can easily lose motivation when faced with repetitive tasks. Given variety, however, he is quick to learn. The Czech Wolfdog is fiercely loyal to his owner. He is fearless yet does not attack at random. Although the Cz Wolfdog can be aggressive towards other pets he is less so with humans, in fact, when faced with strangers he approaches them with caution and are surprisingly behaved around children. Incidentally, Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs may find it difficult to communicate through barks as they prefer to interact with their owners through other means.
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was bred primarily to assist in the military, thus, the breed is physically capable of handling long, rigorous and intense activities. If you have an active lifestyle, you can bring the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog on your hikes or mountain biking expeditions. They will enjoy the exertion. If you are not the outdoorsy type, regular walks or jogs of 30 to 45 minutes daily would suffice for your pet.
Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs are very active dogs that would thrive best in places where they have space to run around and play. If you have an apartment or a house with limited space, either get another breed or purposely spend time walking your Cz Wolfdog for at least 45 minutes every day.
The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog has a double coat of hair. Both the top and the undercoats form into a thick coat that covers his entire body, including the belly, the inner things, the genitalia, parts of the inner ears, and in between the toes. Standard coat colors range from yellowish gray to silver gray. Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs have the distinct “facial mask” that is common to most wolf-like breeds.
Though this hardy breed is resistant to all sorts of weather conditions, like any medium to large sized dogs, the Czech Wolfdog may be afflicted with hip dysplasia.